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  1. Pakistan anti-terrorism court indicts 106 for Christian couple lynching

Pakistan anti-terrorism court indicts 106 for Christian couple lynching

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan indicted 106 suspects on Thursday in connection with their alleged role in the lynching of a Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan last year.

By: | Published: May 21, 2015 7:04 PM

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan indicted 106 suspects on Thursday in connection with their alleged role in the lynching of a Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan last year.

Kot Radha Kishan is located some 60 kilometres southwest of Lahore.

The court, according to the Dawn, has also issued summons to witnesses to appear on Friday to record their statements against the suspects involved in the lynching case of Shama and Shahzad.

The indictment came after police submitted a charge sheet against the suspects before the ATC in Lahore today.

The charge sheet states that Maulvi Mohammad Hussain, Maulvi Arshad Baloch and Maulvi Noorul Hassan were involved in persistent provocative speech against the couple which led to the assembly of 400 people who then burnt Shama and Shahzad alive.

The court has also held Yousaf Gujjar, the owner of a brick kiln where the couple was beaten to death, responsible.

The enraged mob beat the Christian couple to death in November last year for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Holy Quran and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked. (ANI with inputs)

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